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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433060/enhanced-photoresponsive-polyethyleneimine-citric-acid-co-carbonized-dots-for-facile-and-selective-sensing-and-intracellular-imaging-of-cobalt-ions-at-physiologic-ph
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Wen-Sheng Zou, Qing-Chun Zhao, Jun Zhang, Xiao-Ming Chen, Xiu-Fang Wang, Lin Zhao, Shao-Hua Chen, Ya-Qin Wang
Whether as an important biological element or as a radioactive source/medicine, the monitoring of trace levels of cobalt ions (Co) has become a non-negligible factor for human health and green environment. Current technologies for the detection of Co are cost-expensive and time-consuming, and require cumbersome sample pretreatment process. Herein a novel sensing platform has been developed for Co detection based on the quenching of the enhanced fluorescence signal of polyamine functionalized C-dots. Amine groups at the surface of the C-dots can capture Zn(2+)/Cd(2+) to form coordination compound, which can inhibit the photoinduced electron transfer pathways of C-dots and then induce the fluorescence enhancement of the C-dots by ∼80% margin...
June 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432650/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-a-2-year-rituximab-maintenance-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-follicular-lymphoma-after-induction-of-response-with-rituximab-containing-first-line-regimens-husom-study
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Tamás Schneider, András Rosta, Hajna Losonczy, Gáspár Radványi, György Ujj, Miklós Egyed, Árpád Illés, János Jakucs, László Szerafin, Zoltán Gasztonyi, Tamás Masszi, János Iványi, Judit Demeter, Péter Dombi, Antal Tóth, Zita Borbényi
Follicular lymphoma is a lymphoid malignancy commonly showing slow progression which makes the treatment of the disease challenging. Rituximab monotherapy and rituximab added to standard chemotherapy has been proven to increase survival among patients with advanced stage of the disease. However, the benefit of a rituximab maintenance therapy after induction was still unclear at the time of the initiation of this study. HUSOM was a phase III open-label, single-arm, multi-centre study aimed to assess the efficacy and the safety of the 12 cycles of rituximab (375 mg/m(2) every 8 weeks) maintenance therapy in patients had already presented partial or complete response to R-CVP or R-CHOP...
April 21, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432344/aptamer-based-label-free-electrochemical-biosensor-array-for-the-detection-of-total-and-glycated-hemoglobin-in-human-whole-blood
#3
Shimaa Eissa, Mohammed Zourob
The increase of the level of glucose in blood leads to an increase in the fraction of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Therefore, the percentage of HbA1c in the blood can serve as a marker for the average glucose level over the past three months and thus, it can be used to diagnose diabetes. Here, we report the selection, identification and characterization of specific DNA aptamers against HbA1c- and total hemoglobin (tHb) and their integration into an electrochemical array sensing platform. High affinity and specificity aptamers were selected in vitro showing dissociation constants of 2...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432339/multifunctional-substrate-of-label-free-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-cytokeratins-antigen-21-1
#4
Huiqiang Wang, Xin Gao, Zhanfang Ma
Poly(thionine)-Au, a novel multifunctional substrate with excellent redox signal, enzyme-like activity, and easy antibody immobilisation, was synthesised using HAuCl4 as the oxidising agent and thionine as the monomer. The prepared poly(thionine)-Au composite exhibited an admirable electrochemical redox signal at -0.15 V and excellent H2O2 catalytic ability. In addition, gold nanoparticles in this composite were found to directly immobilise antibodies and further improve conductivity. In addition, a label-free electrochemical immunosensor was developed using poly(thionine)-Au as the sensing substrate for ultrasensitive detection of cytokeratin antigen 21-1 (CYFRA 21-1), an immunoassay found in human serum...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432329/affinity-biosensors-using-recombinant-native-membrane-proteins-displayed-on-exosomes-application-to-botulinum-neurotoxin-b-receptor
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Richard Desplantes, Christian Lévêque, Benjamin Muller, Manuela Lotierzo, Géraldine Ferracci, Michel Popoff, Michael Seagar, Robert Mamoun, Oussama El Far
The development of simple molecular assays with membrane protein receptors in a native conformation still represents a challenging task. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles which, due to their stability and small size, are suited for analysis in various assay formats. Here, we describe a novel approach to sort recombinant fully native and functional membrane proteins to exosomes using a targeting peptide. Specific binding of high affinity ligands to the potassium channel Kv1.2, the G-protein coupled receptor CXCR4, and the botulinum neurotoxin type B (BoNT/B) receptor, indicated their correct assembly and outside out orientation in exosomes...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431930/quantitative-proteomics-reveals-key-proteins-regulated-by-eicosapentaenoic-acid-in-endothelial-activation
#6
Lu Zhang, Kunhong Xiao, Xuyang Zhao, Xiaoli Sun, Jianshu Zhang, Xian Wang, Yi Zhu, Xu Zhang
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), has been shown to decrease the risk of atherosclerosis by attenuating endothelial activation. In this study, we used mass spectrometry-based label-free quantitative proteomics to study the protective mechanisms of EPA and to identify key proteins that regulated by EPA in endothelial activation. Arachidonic acid (AA) was used as a control. HUVECs were pretreated with each of the two PUFAs, and then stimulated with TNFα as a model of endothelial activation...
April 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431522/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-neisseria-meningitidis-wildtype-and-dpra-null-mutant-strains-links-dna-processing-to-pilus-biogenesis
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Getachew Tesfaye Beyene, Shewit Kalayou, Tahira Riaz, Tone Tonjum
BACKGROUND: DNA processing chain A (DprA) is a DNA binding protein which is ubiquitous in bacteria, and is required for DNA transformation to various extents among bacterial species. However, the interaction of DprA with competence and recombination proteins is poorly understood. Therefore, the proteomes of whole Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) wildtype and dprA mutant cells were compared. Such a comparative proteomic analysis increases our understanding of the interactions of DprA with other Nm components and may elucidate its potential role beyond DNA processing in transformation...
April 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431098/egg-production-and-egg-quality-in-free-range-laying-hens-housed-at-different-outdoor-stocking-densities1
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D L M Campbell, C Lee, G N Hinch, J R Roberts
Free-range laying hen systems are increasing in number within Australia. Variation in outdoor stocking densities has led to development of a national information standard on free-range egg labeling, including setting a maximum density of 10,000 hens per hectare. However, there are few data on the impacts of differing outdoor densities on production and egg quality. ISA Brown hens in small (150 hens) flocks were housed in identical indoor pens, each with access (from 21 weeks) to different sized ranges simulating one of three outdoor stocking densities (2 replicates each: 2,000 hens/hectare (ha), 10,000 hens/ha, 20,000 hens/ha)...
April 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430578/involvement-of-polo-like-kinase-1-plk1-in-quiescence-regulation-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-of-the-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
#9
Lin Zhu, Sheng Xing, Li Zhang, Jian-Min Yu, Cheng Lin, Wei-Jun Yang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been hypothesized to initiate tumor growth and be resistant to chemoradiotherapy, and these processes appear to be closely related to CSC quiescence. Here, a CSC-like cell population with a high level of CD44 expression was obtained from the human gastric cancer cell lines MKN45 and MKN74. Using a PKH26-labeling retention assay, quiescent CSC-like cells with low levels of Ki67 and PCNA expression were found in spheres formed in serum-free medium, and exhibited resistance to drug and radiation treatments...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430315/adding-access-blood-flow-surveillance-reduces-thrombosis-and-improves-arteriovenous-fistula-patency-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Inés Aragoncillo, Soraya Abad, Silvia Caldés, Yésika Amézquita, Almudena Vega, Antonio Cirugeda, Cristina Moratilla, José Ibeas, Ramón Roca-Tey, Cristina Fernández, Nicolás Macías, Borja Quiroga, Ana Blanco, Maite Villaverde, Caridad Ruiz, Belén Martín, Asunción M Ruiz, Jara Ampuero, Fernando de Alvaro, Juan M López-Gómez
PURPOSE: Stenosis is the main cause of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure. It is still unclear whether surveillance based on vascular access blood flow (QA) enhances AVF function and longevity. METHODS: We conducted a three-year follow-up randomized, controlled, multicenter, open-label trial to compare QA-based surveillance and pre-emptive repair of subclinical stenosis with standard monitoring/surveillance techniques in prevalent mature AVFs. AVFs were randomized to either the control group (surveillance based on classic alarm criteria; n = 104) or to the QA group (QA measured quarterly using Doppler ultrasound [M-Turbo®] and ultrasound dilution [Transonic®] added to classic surveillance; n = 103)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430277/rapid-single-cell-detection-and-identification-of-pathogens-by-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
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N E Dina, H Zhou, A Colniţă, N Leopold, T Szoke-Nagy, C Coman, C Haisch
For the successful treatment of infections, real-time analysis and enhanced multiplex capacity, sensitivity and cost-effectiveness of the developed detection method are critical. In this work, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) was employed with the final aim of identification and discrimination of pathogenic bacteria, based on their detected SERS fingerprint at the single-cell level. Several genera of bacteria that are found in most of the isolated infections in bacteraemia were successfully identified in less than 5 minutes without the use of antibodies or other specific receptors...
April 21, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430274/high-throughput-and-ultratrace-naked-eye-colorimetric-detection-of-au-3-based-on-the-gold-amalgam-stimulated-peroxidase-mimetic-activity-in-aqueous-solutions
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Shouting Zhang, Zhuoyue Zhang, Tiansheng Wang, Dongxu Zhang, Xuemei Li, Zhonghua Xue, Duoliang Shan, Xiaoquan Lu
Herein, we present a catalysis-based, label-free, and efficient strategy for a rapid, high-throughput, highly selective and ultrasensitive naked-eye colorimetric assay of Au(3+) in aqueous solutions, based on the gold amalgam-stimulated peroxidase mimetic activity.
April 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429595/ultrasensitive-detection-of-micrornas-with-morpholino-functionalized-nanochannel-biosensor
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Tangbin Liao, Xiaorui Li, Qian Tong, Kai Zou, Hang Zhang, Lina Tang, Zhongyue Sun, Guo-Jun Zhang
Here we demonstrate a phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligos (PMO)-functionlized nanochannel biosensor for label-free detection of microRNAs (miRNAs) with ultrasensitivity and high sequence-specificity. PMO, as a capture probe, was covalently anchored on the nanochannel surface. Because of the neutral character and high sequence-specific affinity of PMO, hybridization efficiency between PMO and miRNAs was enhanced, thus decreasing background signals largely and improving the detection specificity and sensitivity highly...
April 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429183/label-free-okadaic-acid-detection-using-growth-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-sensor-gaps-as-a-conductive-tag
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Yuxiang Pan, Zijian Wan, Longjie Zhong, Xueqin Li, Qi Wu, Jun Wang, Ping Wang
Okadaic acid (OA) is a marine toxin ingested by shellfish. In this work, a simple, sensitive and label-free gap-based electrical competitive bioassay has been developed for this biotoxin detection. The gap-electrical biosensor is constructed by modifying interdigitated microelectrodes with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and using the self-catalytic growth of AuNPs as conductive bridges. In this development, the AuNPs growth is realized in the solution of glucose and chloroauric acid, with glucose oxidation used as the catalysis for growth of the AuNPs...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428192/long-term-efficacy-survival-and-safety-of-177lu-dota0-tyr3-octreotate-in-patients-with-gastroenteropancreatic-and-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Tessa Brabander, Wouter A Van der Zwan, Jaap Jm Teunissen, Boen L R Kam, Richard A Feelders, Wouter W de Herder, Casper H J van Eijck, Gaston J H Franssen, Eric P Krenning, Dik J Kwekkeboom
Purpose<br /> Bronchial and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are slow-growing tumors, which frequently express somatostatin receptors on their cell membranes. These receptors are targets for therapy with Lutetium-177-labeled somatostatin analogs. We have treated over 1200 patients with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with (177)Lu-DOTA(0),Tyr(3)]octreotate ((177)Lu-DOTATATE) since the year 2000 and present the results on efficacy, survival and toxicity of this therapy. <p>Patients and methods<br /> For safety analysis, 610 patients treated with a cumulative dose of at least 100 mCi (3...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427012/label-free-electrochemical-biosensing-of-small-molecule-inhibition-on-o-glcnac-glycosylation
#16
Yu Yang, Yuxin Gu, Bin Wan, Xiaomin Ren, Liang-Hong Guo
O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT) plays a critical role in modulating protein function in many cellular processes and human diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and type II diabetes, and has emerged as a promising new target. Specific inhibitors of OGT could be valuable tools to probe the biological functions of O-GlcNAcylation, but a lack of robust nonradiometric assay strategies to detect glycosylation, has impeded efforts to identify such compounds. Here we have developed a novel label-free electrochemical biosensor for the detection of peptide O-GlcNAcylation using protease-protection strategy and electrocatalytic oxidation of tyrosine mediated by osmium bipyridine as a signal reporter...
April 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426834/acceptability-of-an-open-label-wait-listed-trial-design-experiences-from-the-proud-prep-study
#17
Mitzy Gafos, Elizabeth Brodnicki, Monica Desai, Sheena McCormack, Will Nutland, Sonali Wayal, Ellen White, Gemma Wood, Tristan Barber, Gill Bell, Amanda Clarke, David Dolling, David Dunn, Julie Fox, Lewis Haddow, Charles Lacey, Anthony Nardone, Killian Quinn, Caroline Rae, Iain Reeves, Michael Rayment, David White, Vanessa Apea, Wilbert Ayap, Claire Dewsnap, Yolanda Collaco-Moraes, Gabriel Schembri, Yinka Sowunmi, Rob Horne
BACKGROUND: PROUD participants were randomly assigned to receive pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) immediately or after a deferred period of one-year. We report on the acceptability of this open-label wait-listed trial design. METHODS: Participants completed an acceptability questionnaire, which included categorical study acceptability data and free-text data on most and least liked aspects of the study. We also conducted in-depth interviews (IDI) with a purposely selected sub-sample of participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426159/open-microfluidic-gel-electrophoresis-rapid-and-low-cost-separation-and-analysis-of-dna-at-the-nanoliter-scale
#18
Ludwig Gutzweiler, Tobias Gleichmann, Laurent Tanguy, Peter Koltay, Roland Zengerle, Lutz Riegger
Gel electrophoresis is one of the most applied and standardized tools for separation and analysis of macromolecules and their fragments in academic research and in industry. In this work we present a novel approach for conducting on-demand electrophoretic separations of DNA molecules in open microfluidic (OM) systems on planar polymer substrates. The approach combines advantages of slab gel, capillary- & chip-based methods offering low consumable costs (<0.1 $) circumventing cost intensive microfluidic chip fabrication, short process times (5 minutes per analysis) and high sensitivity (4 ng/μl dsDNA) combined with reasonable resolution (17 bases)...
April 20, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426133/quantitative-phase-microscopy-spatial-signatures-of-cancer-cells
#19
Darina Roitshtain, Lauren Wolbromsky, Evgeny Bal, Hayit Greenspan, Lisa L Satterwhite, Natan T Shaked
We present cytometric classification of live healthy and cancerous cells by using the spatial morphological and textural information found in the label-free quantitative phase images of the cells. We compare both healthy cells to primary tumor cells and primary tumor cells to metastatic cancer cells, where tumor biopsies and normal tissues were isolated from the same individuals. To mimic analysis of liquid biopsies by flow cytometry, the cells were imaged while unattached to the substrate. We used low-coherence off-axis interferometric phase microscopy setup, which allows a single-exposure acquisition mode, and thus is suitable for quantitative imaging of dynamic cells during flow...
April 20, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426104/a-randomized-open-label-phase-iii-trial-comparing-amrubicin-versus-docetaxel-in-patients-with-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
H Yoshioka, N Katakami, H Okamoto, Y Iwamoto, T Seto, T Takahashi, N Sunaga, S Kudoh, K Chikamori, M Harada, H Tanaka, H Saito, H Saka, K Takeda, N Nogami, N Masuda, T Harada, H Kitagawa, H Horio, T Yamanaka, M Fukuoka, N Yamamoto, K Nakagawa
Background: Amrubicin is approved for treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small-cell lung cancer. However, no direct comparisons between amrubicin and docetaxel, a standard treatment for NSCLC, have been reported. Patients and methods: We conducted a randomized phase III trial of Japanese NSCLC patients after one or two chemotherapy regimens. Patients were randomized to amrubicin (35 mg/m2 on days 1-3 every 3 weeks) or docetaxel (60 mg/m2 on day 1 every 3 weeks)...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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